Advancing our understanding of hurricanes and improving forecasts require measurements from the most violent parts of the storms, where ships and aircraft cannot safely travel. The ocean-atmosphere interface within a hurricane is difficult to measure and is not well understood, but it's a crucial region where hurricanes interact violently with the ocean and exchange energy with it.
This presentation will describe a new NOAA project to direct surface ocean drones ("saildrones") into hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Topics will include what saildrones are, how they work and can survive a hurricane, what kind of data (and videos!) we get from them, and how the data is being used to aid forecasters and improve our understanding of hurricanes.
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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:
- "Greg and Bruce with NOAA provided so much knowledge, and interactive/multimedia resources that are engaging and relevant to students in the classroom."
- "I appreciate the review it gave me and the ideas I got to incorporate it into the classroom!"
- "I found the images of the drone and the data that came back from the drones most interesting. I am already thinking of a way I can use the speed vs instantaneous speed graphs with my physical science students."
A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
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